Phoenix, Arizona, January 25, 2000 - ON Semiconductor, a former division of Motorola, today announced that its board of directors has elected Steve Hanson to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective immediately. Hanson, 51, will continue to serve as President for the company, a position he assumed when ON Semiconductor became an independent entity on August 4, 1999. Hanson will also continue to partner with Jim Thorburn, ON Semiconductor's Chief Operating Officer, in running the office of the President.
"Steve's appointment is a direct result of his vision, leadership and dedication, which enabled the creation of this company," said Curtis Crawford, ON Semiconductor's Chairman of the Board. "Steve possesses the necessary balance of solid technical skills and an extensive background in the semiconductor business, along with the compassion and leadership skills necessary to lead this company into the future. He will continue to provide the senior leadership in guiding the ON Semiconductor team towards growth by being fast and focused in serving our customers' every need."
About Steve Hanson
Hanson brings nearly 30 years of broad technology and management experience to his position of CEO. Prior to being named President of ON Semiconductor, Hanson was the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Semiconductor Components Group for Motorola's Semiconductor Products Sector (SPS), a position he held since June 1997. Prior to that, Hanson was the General Manager of the SPS European Semiconductor Group.
Hanson originally joined Motorola in 1971 as a Senior Manager for Process Engineering in the former Integrated Circuits Division, and over the next two decades, worked his way through the organization serving in a number of engineering, management and leadership positions.
About ON Semiconductor
ON Semiconductor, formerly a division of Motorola, is the world's leading supplier of analog ICs, logic ICs and discrete semiconductors with shipments of 18 billion units in 1999. Sales in 1998 exceeded $1.5 billion (pro forma).
ON Semiconductor's products include integrated circuits for high-bandwidth data applications, analog ICs for power management, as well as low-voltage power transistors and the most complete discrete semiconductor portfolio in a variety of surface mount and standard packages. These semiconductor components provide the connectivity for digital electronic products. ON Semiconductor is the trade name of Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC. https://onsemi.com
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